Category Archives: historic monuments

#50 – 4th of July Parade and Festivities

The 4th of July Redwood City tradition continues, as the Peninsula Celebration Association (PCA) brings tons of family fun all day long to Downtown Redwood City. It’ll be another great family 4th, and the entire community is invited to join … Continue reading

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#44 – Crystal Springs Trail & Pulgas Water Temple

On the northwestern edge of Redwood City, at the intersection of Edgewood and Cañada Roads, lies one outlet of the Crystal Springs Trail. Running parallel to Cañada Road, you can take this trail south towards Woodside, connecting with Runnymede as … Continue reading

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#42 – Young’s Ice Cream

A shout out for your sweet tooth!  Occupying a renovated old drugstore space of the same name in the heart of downtown, Young’s Ice Cream offers up fresh, delicious Loard’s ice cream and  a variety of toppings, together with a … Continue reading

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#41 – The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre

This coming Friday, Dec. 3, this rousing hometown favorite plays every year to two sold out school matinees and two  public performances at the historic Fox Theatre.  A local tradition, Ballet America brings the Nutcracker to over 1000 peninsula schoolchildren and … Continue reading

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#39 – The Fox Theater

The historic Fox Theatre, recently re-opened after a short hiatus and change in ownership, is host to concerts, theater performances, corporate events, weddings and comedy shows. Built in 1928, this completely refurbished theater with its grand historic architecture and distinctive … Continue reading

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#36 – The Runnymede Sculpture Garden

Ok, so it’s just a stone’s throw from the border of Redwood City and Woodside, but it’s worth a mention because it’s so unique. As someone once wrote “a 65 mph glance is all most people get” of the Sculpture … Continue reading

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#34 – Alana’s Cafe

Located at 1020 Main St., is an historic, grand old Victorian house, in which you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown — in it, you’ll find a wonderful casual restaurant, Alana’s Cafe. “Quaint” just begins to describe … Continue reading

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#32 – County Historical Museum

Housed in the old San Mateo County Courthouse at 2200 Broadway, the History Museum is where  the rich history of the county is preserved and made it accessible to the public.  They host exhibits detailing the history and development of … Continue reading

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#27 – The Lathrop House

One of the Peninsula’s oldest mansions, this classic example of early “Steamboat Gothic” architecture was built in 1863 as the residence of San Mateo County’s first Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, Benjamin G. Lathrop. Later the residence of Union General Patrick … Continue reading

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#22 – Pete’s Harbor

Pete’s Harbor is a weathered boat dock that has been a Redwood City tradition for decades. Home to a floating community, restaurant and 3-mile walking loop at Bair Island. It is a tranquil deep water harbor with a view across the … Continue reading

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